OF HOME AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Home Science and Community Development program provided by this department is
aimed at preparing students for employment and service as professional home and
community development scientists. The curriculum is designed to prepare the students
in fundamental home science and community development knowledge and skills necessary
to meet the problems involved in providing living condition for themselves and
others in the community, particularly, the family in both rural and urban societies.
Accordingly, the college-level home science and community development program
endeavours to expose students to how knowledge is acquired, related and applied
through the scientific approach to everyday life.
program is therefore designed and intended to ensure that the students receive
not only a high quality of professional education but one that meets the needs
and demands of developing societies like Liberia.
- A Comprehensive Approach to the Liberian Family
family is studied as a vital institution in global view. The special needs of
the Liberian family will be investigated through an interdisciplinary approach.
Proposals for meeting the specific needs of Liberian families will be developed.
- Child Development and Family Relations
Development and Family Relations is an introductory course to human growth and
development. It embraces the biological, social, physical, intellectual and emotional
growth and development of the child in the family, community and society.
- Human Nutrition 1
Introductory course to Human Nutrition, including food consumption patterns in
Liberia, Ecological, Social and Economic factors Influencing food production and
consumption. Basic physiology and biochemistry of the human body as It relates
to food utilization! the nutrients, their sources, functions and requirements
for different age groups; recommended dietary allowances, Home food production;
planning and preparation of balanced low cost diets, based on locally available
foods. Improved food storage and prevention of waste.
Pre-requisite: Human Nutrition I
continued study of individual family and population nutrient needs, including
principles of nutrition in relation to physical growth and development. Factors
influencing present and future world food supplies. Liberian National Food and
Nutritional Polices. Planning of nutrition education programs. Role of Home and
Community Development agents and other professional staff In such programs.
- Management of Family Resource
Impact of family decisions on community development wilt be considered, as well
as, the factors affecting the decisions such as goals, values, attitudes and human
and material resources. Special reference will be given to the implications of
transition from subsistence to market economy, as it applies to the Liberian situation.